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What’s wrong with these pictures?

May 22, 2019

These pictures were taken with a smart phone in Amboseli National Park in Kenya, looking towards Kilimanjaro National Park (a World Heritage Site) in Tanzania this month. The problem, aside from the fact that the pictures are not very high quality, is that there is virtually no snow left on Mt. Kilimanjaro, which was once famous for its snow/ice cap. Granted, Kilimanjaro is very close to the equator, but at almost 6,000 meters / 20,000 ft., the highest free standing mountain in the world, you would expect more snow. Climate change has almost melted Kilmanjaro’s snows completely, with only a small sliver of glacier still visible (see second picture).

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